There is an obscure bug in Internet Explorer 4.x that prevents the Work Offline from being de-selected.
If you are experiencing this bug, you may also receive a Navigation Canceled message.
Microsoft has not found the cause (or the fix) for this problem.
To work around this problem, create a minimized shortcut to a batch file which will launch Internet Explorer, after you dial (or see tip 090):
regedit /s <Drive:>\Folder\OnLine.reg
REM Optionally switch to your prefered download directory
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"
where OnLine.reg contains: